4 Injectable Vitamins To Improve Your Health
By: Jacob Thorold
June 20, 2022
If you’re looking for a quick way to boost your vitamin levels, then using medication that can be administered through injections is very effective, with results being felt and seen within weeks, or even days.
There are many injectable vitamins available that can be administered. Revolve Medicare provide four different types of vitamin injections, such as an injectable vitamin D.
1. Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D)
We need vitamin D to help with the development of our bones, teeth, and muscles. A vitamin D injection assists in regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate that we absorb in our bodies. If our blood calcium levels are low, Ergocalciferol helps to treat this.
- It can be administered by a doctor or nurse in a medical setting.
- Ergocalciferol is a type of steroid.
- The injection is typically administered as a single dose every three to six months.
- Ergocalciferol will be injected directly into your muscle. Injecting it into the muscle allows vitamin D to immediately get into the bloodstream.
- It usually takes around thirty hours before Ergocalciferol takes effect.
- Have a discussion with a medical professional before allowing Ergocalciferol to be administered, particularly if you have any heart conditions, problems with your kidney stones, or already have high levels of vitamin D.
- Possible side effects: drowsiness. Read the information leaflet provided with the medication to see a full list of possible side effects.
2. Hydroxocobalamin (B12)
Vitamin B12 helps to keep our blood cells healthy. It can help to prevent megaloblastic anaemia which is a condition where a person may not have enough red blood cells, or where there’s a low amount of haemoglobin (the part of a cell that is made up of iron) in each red blood cell. We need healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to our body’s tissues so the lack of these cells can result in tiredness. Hydroxocobalamin can be used to treat and prevent anaemia.
- Hydroxocobalamin is only available on prescription.
- It can be administered by a doctor or nurse in either a medical setting.
- It can take a few days or weeks before you begin to feel the benefits of hydroxocobalamin.
- The site for a vitamin B12 injection will usually be a muscle on your arm or leg.
- Initially, you may need to have the injection several times a week.
- This medication is not suitable if you have a fast/irregular heartbeat, have low levels of potassium in your body, or if you’ve had an allergic reaction to hydroxocobalamin or other medicines in the past.
- Possible side effects: sickness; diarrhoea. Read the information leaflet provided with the medication to see a full list of possible side effects.
3. Pabrinex Intramuscular High Potency Injection (Vitamin B & C)
Vitamin B helps enzymes do their jobs, maintaining an overall healthy body and brain. Vitamin C helps with the development and repair of body tissues. Pabrinex intramuscular, which contains both vitamin B and C, can be used to correct deficiencies that have occurred.
- It can only be administered by a doctor or nurse
- Pabrinex is injected deep into the muscle so that the medication can be quickly absorbed to ensure rapid effect.
- Do not take pabrinex if you are allergic to any of the medicine ingredients.
- Possible side effects: swelling around your face or throat; pain at the injection site. Read the information leaflet provided with the medication to see a full list of possible side effects.
4. Pabrinex Intravenous Injection (Vitamins B & C)
The uses of Pabrinex intravenous are the same as Pabrinex intramuscular. However, being administered intravenously allows for a set amount of vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C to be given in a way that can be monitored more easily.
Pabrinex intravenous is generally used to correct deficiencies that have occurred through alcoholism or post-operation.
- Pabrinex is only available on prescription.
- This can only be administered by a medical professional
- Pabrinex intravenous can only be given to you by a healthcare professional as a cannula needs to be inserted into the vein.
- This is a drip Infusion.
- Do not allow Pabrinex to be administered if you are allergic to any of the medicine ingredients.
- Possible side effects: Read the information leaflet provided with the medication to see a full list of possible side effects.
Always remember to check with your doctor before trying any new medication.
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